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  1. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    My first shell cordovan shoe:

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    I guess if that is the color #8 ages to, then I will have to get a shoe or boot in that color. It looks great.
     


  2. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Need a name for covering all four of the major colors (8/Ravello/Cigar/Whiskey). I guess #4 is super-rare.

    How about "hitting for the cycle".

    Repost. I've also got black cordo Indy boots.
    Cigar, whiskey, ravello, #4, #8.
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  3. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    Also, I'm thinking of getting another pair of Indy's as a general daily shoe, this time in the correct size. I've fallen in love with the Thomas (orthopedic) heel that its got on there, it's just incredibly comfortable for someone with fallen arches; in fact, the Trubalance last's description fits me perfectly. However, I don't know if I should go with the standard 405 or go with the darker 403 (brown chromexcel again).

    I currently own brown chromexcel Ultimate Jumpers and J.Crew Indys (which I just sold as the sizing was a bit off) so I love the shade, just don't know if I'm taking too much of the same shade of brown... What's your input?


    I personally like the shading of the 405 best, but my girl likes the 403 on me better. I prefer the functionality of the 404 over both, though. 'tis a sticky dillemma. Whenever I have this colour issue, I look at my favourite pair(s) of shoes and think "do I want another one of the same or something different?" My answer varies on my mood. There's no shame in having preference for the same colour, but it sacrifices versatility.
     


  4. phantomx48

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    Off the top of my head:

    Tanker in Chromexcel
    Tanker Shell Color #8
    Wingtip Boot Shell Color #8
    Indy Boot Cigar
    Indy Boot 405
    Indy Boot Shell #8 - Plaza last
    Indy Black
    Wingtip Brown
    Wingtip Cigar
    Chukka Snuff Suede
    Chukka Brown Scotch Grain
    JCrew Suede Boot
    JCrew Captoe Boot Shell #8
    Alden x Steve Alan White Derby
    Brown NST Shoe
    Probably others deep in my closet

    Coming In:
    Tanker Ravello
    LS Wingtip Boot in Chromexcel
    Blue Suede Saddle from J. Gilbert
    PTB Cigar
    PTB Whiskey

    Actively Looking For (will take at any price in my size 11-11.5D, just send me an offer):
    Whiskey Boot - any
    Burnished Tan Calf Indy - Plaza from LS
    Burnished Tan Wingtip Boot
    #4 Anything, lol
     


  5. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    How about "hitting for the cycle".

    Repost. I've also got black cordo Indy boots.
    Cigar, whiskey, ravello, #4, #8.


    Still looks good every time I see this.

    Count me in for hitting for the cycle.
     


  6. Schwinn Paramount

    Schwinn Paramount New Member

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    Sawadee krub ....first post here, but been lurking around SF Alden for a while. I know it doesn't matter that much. BUT first time I just got a delivered from J-Crew.... Alden for J.Crew Waxed Longwing Bluchers SHIPPED in J-Crew regular brown shoe box and not the gold lettering Alden box? Just a bit strange/cheap feeling. Anyone else recently got a pair from j-Crew?? on the side note: Had dealt with these guys and their customer services were excellent.. ++ for Yenni @Gilbert ++ for Adam @AoC ++ Spencer @Unionmadegoods ++ San Francisco Alden Store ++ -puck-
     


  7. makewayhomer

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    I guess if that is the color #8 ages to, then I will have to get a shoe or boot in that color. It looks great.

    it can age in all kinds of ways

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  8. borderline

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    Off the top of my head:

    Tanker in Chromexcel
    Tanker Shell Color #8
    Wingtip Boot Shell Color #8
    Indy Boot Cigar
    Indy Boot 405
    Indy Boot Shell #8 - Plaza last
    Indy Black
    Wingtip Brown
    Wingtip Cigar
    Chukka Snuff Suede
    Chukka Brown Scotch Grain
    JCrew Suede Boot
    JCrew Captoe Boot Shell #8
    Alden x Steve Alan White Derby
    Brown NST Shoe
    Probably others deep in my closet

    Coming In:
    Tanker Ravello
    LS Wingtip Boot in Chromexcel
    Blue Suede Saddle from J. Gilbert
    PTB Cigar
    PTB Whiskey

    Actively Looking For (will take at any price in my size 11-11.5D, just send me an offer):
    Whiskey Boot - any
    Burnished Tan Calf Indy - Plaza from LS
    Burnished Tan Wingtip Boot
    #4 Anything, lol
     


  9. borderline

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    Alden for J.Crew Waxed Longwing Bluchers SHIPPED in J-Crew regular brown shoe box and not the gold lettering Alden box? Just a bit strange/cheap feeling. Anyone else recently got a pair

    Maybe they were from a store, and the box was misplaced. Or a return and the original box was damaged?
     


  10. trunks206

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    Sawadee krub ....first post here, but been lurking around SF Alden for a while.

    I know it doesn't matter that much. BUT first time I just got a delivered from J-Crew....

    Alden for J.Crew Waxed Longwing Bluchers SHIPPED in J-Crew regular brown shoe box and not the gold lettering Alden box? Just a bit strange/cheap feeling. Anyone else recently got a pair from j-Crew??

    on the side note:
    Had dealt with these guys and their customer services were excellent..
    ++ for Yenni @Gilbert ++ for Adam @AoC ++ Spencer @Unionmadegoods ++ San Francisco Alden Store ++

    -puck-


    My J.Crew captoes shipped in a regular J.Crew box aswell. (see pic below)

    Since people are posting their Alden collection now that we hit the milestone I might as well repost mine.


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  11. triumphman

    triumphman Senior member

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    My list is just 2 boots...

    #8 Indy
    NST Hawaiian Tankers in black calf


    These lists are awesome!! Keep it coming

    And trunk... You have 4 pairs of Aldens that are all unworn???
     


  12. i10casual

    i10casual Senior member

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    Disappointed today. It's been windy in my town, 30-40mph gusts. I was filling up my car with gas and had the pump on auto. The wind blew the pump out of my car and gas/petrol flew into the air like a zoolander bit. It got on my pants but worse, also on my 2 month old Alden 403! They didn't stain but they smell bad.

    I've saddle soaped them well tonight. I'm leaving them outside to air out. Maybe it will help. The right foot seems to have gotten the brunt of it around the laces area.
    Any adice on getting the smell out?
     


  13. lambchop

    lambchop Well-Known Member

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    Disappointed today. It's been windy in my town, 30-40mph gusts. I was filling up my car with gas and had the pump on auto. The wind blew the pump out of my car and gas/petrol flew into the air like a zoolander bit. It got on my pants but worse, also on my 2 month old Alden 403! They didn't stain but they smell bad.

    I've saddle soaped them well tonight. I'm leaving them outside to air out. Maybe it will help. The right foot seems to have gotten the brunt of it around the laces area.
    Any adice on getting the smell out?


    I'll bet they will be fine. The fuel will probably evaporate on it's own. It's a work boot anyways right? That just adds to the patina.
     


  14. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    My J.Crew captoes shipped in a regular J.Crew box aswell. (see pic below)

    Since people are posting their Alden collection now that we hit the milestone I might as well repost mine.


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    My J. Crew LWB's in the tannish colorway came in a regular J. Crew box. The LWB's in dark brown came in an Alden box though.
     


  15. adamssutherland

    adamssutherland Well-Known Member

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    Unlined Snuff Suede Tassels from Alden DC
    Burgundy Tassels
    2x BB Unlined #8 Penny

    WTB: #8 and Whiskey LWBs, #8 and Cigar Tassels

    Oh and I know someone mentioned Mac having a spreadsheet...
    It's funny what some people will do to combat insomnia... like counting a forum member's pairs of Aldens...
     


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